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In a move to ensure that the people of Manipur are provided adequate public distribution system (PDS) items especially rice and dal, the State Government continues lifting and distribution of rice and dal allocated for the month of June 2020 in the State, according to official sources.

“With the lifting of 1587.35 quintal of rice under PMGKAY for Sekmai-Saitu AC (assembly constituency) in Imphal West district today, the district has completed lifting of the allocated quota of PMGKAY rice for the month of June, 2020,” says an official report here tonight.”

In respect of distribution, 2080.97 quintal of rice under NFSA was distributed in Konthoujam AC. 37 quintal of rice meant for migrant workers was distributed to 740 persons while 3.7 quintal of Chana was also distributed in the district, it said.

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Nungba AC in Noney district today lifted 617.8 quintal of rice under NFSA from FCI godown, Sangaiprou. Nungba AC too lifted 29.20 quintal under Atma Nirbhar Bharat for May & June from the same godown.

Churachandpur district has completed distribution of NFSA, PMGKAY, OMSS rice,Masoor Dal and Atma Nirbhar Bharat for the month of June, 2020.

In Tamenglong distirct, 622.66.000 quintal of rice under PMGKAY for Tamei AC has been lifted from FCI godown, Jiribam on June 28.

It is also reported that 178.16 quintal of Dal have been lifted for Karong AC in Senapati district on June 27.

The State Government has been distributing PDS items in all the districts of Manipur to ensure none to suffer on account of non-availability of foodgrains on the backdrop of the outbreak of COVID-19 and the ongoing lockdown in the State.

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